A Short Getaway

In order to celebrate our 5 year anniversary, my wife and I decided to take a short trip by ourselves.  Our stops included Natural Bridge, Linville Falls and viaduct, the Biltmore Estate and then some hiking in the Smoky Mountains.  We were only gone 4 and a half days, but it was so great to get out and take a break from everything.

Senior Portraits

Just some senior portraits from the weekend.  I’ve very much loving the Fuji X series for portrait work.  It’s fast, easy to set and the files are just beautiful.  Everything was done with an X-T1, 55-200mm and a single off camera manual flash triggered by a radio trigger.

A Trip to Pymatuning for the 4th

We pulled the camper to a friends house over the 4th of July weekend for a nice little getaway.  We visited the spillway with the tons of fish, went to an animal park to pet deer, took a boat ride and saw some fireworks at Conneaut Lake Park.  The Lake Park was looking pretty rundown and apparently is going up for auction soon.  The fireworks weren’t bad though.

Eyes of the zoo

On a nicely overcast Sunday afternoon, we took our daughter to a local animal park to visit some animals.  The park is fairly nice and the grazing animals have nice big pastures to roam around in.  Some of the big cats and wolves, not so much.  Looking them in the eye struck me with how sad they looked.  I’m not going to say it’s inhumane or go off on a rant, but it’s something to think about.